Tina and I dove this area of Irian Jaya years ago. It was beautiful and very wild. We didn’t see any fin-walking horn sharks, though. (We did see a species of stonefish that is classified as deadly and the locals were like: “Oh, if you get stung, you chew that leaf over there, spit it […]
This is fascinating: in a time where the common wisdom is that “big” industry conferences have met their doom, the Game Developer’s Conference has just announced that they are doubling the size of their floor space (i.e.: making money from people spending tens of thousands of dollars in setting up booths and glad-handing strangers walking […]
The slow boat from Amazon finally brought my copy of Test Drive Unlimited, a “massive multiuser online racing game” set on the island of Oahu. At first, I was slightly disappointed, since while the layout of the streets is based on reality, the scenery isn’t. So it’s not like you’re bombing down the street at […]
Pete Wright, whose TabletPC Sudoku program was “shot in the head” by Microsoft’s surprise release of their own version (join the group, Pete!), has ended his long relationship with MS consulting in order to fully embrace a job working with Ruby on Rails. His post is obviously cathartic, but he echoes the not-uncommon sentiment that […]
I greatly regret having missed this conference, but personal issues trumped my travel plans. Videos (audio over PPT) of many presentations are now available. I haven’t watched them myself yet, but word is that Cory Doctorow’s presentation on SecondLife was a standout.